You may have heard the term, but what is Reiki exactly and how can it benefit you? The practice of Reiki is an original method of healing, developed by Mikao Usui in Japan early in the 20th century. It evolved as a result of his research, experience and dedication. Reiki is a natural healing energy that works on every level, not just the physical, and is understood to promote the body’s regenerative self-healing ability. It is a non-invasive, gentle, yet powerful method of healing.
We live in a world of energy that nourishes and maintains all living things. When this energy flows uninterrupted there is balance and harmony within and around us and we experience a sense of well being. There are many variations of Reiki, but in essence Reiki works at bringing us into balance and is believed therefore to reinforce the body’s natural ability to heal itself at all levels, whether physical, mental, emotional or spiritual. It is a tradition that is open to any belief system.
What are the benefits of Reiki?
• Creates deep relaxation and helps the body release stress and tension, which triggers the body’s natural healing abilities (immune system)
• Dissolves energy blocks and promotes natural balance between mind, body and spirit
• Clears the mind and improves focus as you feel grounded and centered
• Promotes inner peace, harmony and balance
• Helps spiritual growth and emotional cleansing
• Offers relief during emotional distress and sorrow
• Reduces anxiety and depression
• Aids in better sleep
• Helps relieve pain and supports the physical body healing
• Compliments medical treatment and other therapies
• Speeds up recovery from surgery or long-term illness
How is a Reiki treatment given?
The method of receiving a Reiki treatment from a practitioner is simple. The recipient remains clothed and lies on a treatment table and relaxes. The practitioner gently places their hands non-intrusively, on or near the body. Reiki energy, (often described as “universal life energy” or “spiritual energy”) is accessed by the practitioner during the treatment and transmitted to the recipient. It enhances the body’s natural healing ability and promotes well-being. There is no massage or manipulation and the whole person is treated rather than specific symptoms. It is also possible to receive Reiki at a distance.
Reiki treatment stands on its own as a healing practice and is also safely used to support orthodox and complementary medicine. Reiki doesn’t interfere with or diminish the intended effects of other health or medical practices.
Reiki treatments are increasingly accepted in health and community care facilities including hospitals, hospices and cancer support units. In fact, Reiki is often used as a complementary health treatment for cancer and leukaemia patients. Many patients report significant improvements in their level of pain, fatigue, nausea and breathing.
What does a Reiki treatment feel like?
What one experiences during a Reiki treatment varies somewhat from person to person. However, feelings of deep relaxation are usually felt by all. In addition, many feel a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and surrounds them. As the Reiki energy encourages one to let go of all tension, anxiety, fear or other negative feelings a state of peace and well-being is experienced. Some drift off to sleep or report floating outside their bodies or have visions and other mystical experiences. At the end of the treatment, one feels refreshed with a more positive, balanced outlook.
Are you ready to get started on the road to better health? See our services page for a detailed list of all the energy healing and wellness treatments we offer here at Crystal Ritual Reiki Reno. It’s easy to book your Reiki energy healing session today by calling 775-583-8810.